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SKF Wheel End Products Showcased at HDAW 2022

HDAW will be held Jan. 24-27 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. 

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SKF Vehicle Aftermarket is providing customers with a glimpse into its premier line of SKF wheel end components in booth no. 1401 at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2022. This year’s event, recognized as the largest North American gathering of the independent heavy-duty aftermarket industry, will be held Jan. 24-27 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. 

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Among the products on display during this year’s show will be SKF’s advanced line of fully loaded trailer hubs, featuring an award-winning design to reduce friction for improved rolling efficiency and higher capacity to accommodate today’s operating temperatures. In addition, the company will showcase the SKF Scotseal X-Treme seal, available in various dimensions for truck, bus and trailer wheel ends for driven and non-driven axles. Lastly, also on display in the SKF booth will be the SKF Aluminum Hubcap, containing the patent pending TF center-fill plug, which has an oil shield and concealed vent design. This allows the wheel end to vent without clogging, while the exterior of the hubcap remains clean with reduced oil seepage while venting. 

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“We are a trusted supplier of high-quality heavy-duty wheel end, engine, drivetrain and suspension components, as well as bearing, tooling and lubrication products that support them,” said Michael Hartman, director, National Fleet Sales at SKF Vehicle Aftermarket. “Our engineering and supply chain expertise improve fleet operational efficiency and reliability for truck, bus and trailer applications, as well as reduce maintenance costs and breakdowns. Our innovative portfolio not only helps save money, time and manual labor efforts, but also reinforces customer confidence.”

While onsite at this year’s show, SKF also is providing distributors with a first-hand look into the value and features of the company’s recently launched SKF TraX Wheel End Monitor (WEM) with a special, interactive product demo. The SKF TraX WEM is a sensor unit installed at the outboard side of heavy-duty vehicle wheel rims to intelligently monitor wheel end vibration and temperature to detect potential issues such as impending bearing failures. It integrates with the telematics system to notify the driver in near real-time of needed fleet maintenance via wireless communication in advance of potential wheel end conditions that could compromise performance and safety. The SKF TraX WEM is designed to help fleet operators achieve more operational uptime while minimizing unscheduled breakdowns due to wheel-end failures.

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Other notable benefits of the SKF TraX WEM include:

  • Delivers lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by reducing impending bearing failures and component replacement
  • An economical retrofittable solution
  • Can be paired with any telematics system
  • Fosters greater fleet safety by providing a comprehensive view of wheel-end health

For more information about SKF Vehicle Aftermarket, contact your local SKF representative, visit www.vehicleaftermarket.skf.com or call (800) 882-0008. 

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